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Please don’t shoot the messengers!
  1. A M Mason
  1. Correspondence to:
 A M Mason
 Immediate Care Practitioner, Suffolk Accident Rescue Service; ammason{at}

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Sen and Nichani1 should be congratulated for drawing our attention to one of the ongoing absurdities in emergency medicine; namely, that UK paramedics are provided with tracheal tubes, but are not given the drugs or monitoring equipment which enable their safe and effective use in salvageable trauma patients. The ability to intubate a trauma patient without the benefit of drugs is known to be …

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